Francisco Labastida
Francisco Labastida Ochoa (born August 14, 1942 in Los Mochis
Los Mochis
Los Mochis is a coastal city in northern Sinaloa, Mexico. It serves as the municipal seat of the municipality of Ahome. As of the 2010 census, the population was 256,613, which was 61 percent of the municipality's population....

, Sinaloa
Sinaloa officially Estado Libre y Soberano de Sinaloa is one of the 31 states which, with the Federal District, comprise the 32 Federal Entities of Mexico. It is divided in 18 municipalities and its capital city is Culiacán Rosales....

) is a Mexican
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Economics is the social science that analyzes the production, distribution, and consumption of goods and services. The term economics comes from the Ancient Greek from + , hence "rules of the house"...

 and politician affiliated to the Institutional Revolutionary Party
Institutional Revolutionary Party
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 (PRI), who became the first presidential candidate of his party to lose a presidential election, which he did in the 2000 presidential election
Mexican general election, 2000
General elections were held in Mexico on 6 July 2000. The presidential elections were won by Vicente Fox of the Alliance for Change, who received 43.4% of the vote, the first time the opposition had won an election since the Mexican Revolution...

 to Vicente Fox
Vicente Fox
Vicente Fox Quesada is a Mexican former politician who served as President of Mexico from 1 December 2000 to 30 November 2006 and currently serves as co-President of the Centrist Democrat International, an international organization of Christian democratic political parties.Fox was elected...


He was born to Gloria Ochoa de Labastida and Dr. Eduardo Labastida Kofahl. His wife, Dr. Teresa Uriarte, was director of UNAM
UNAM or UNaM may refer to:* National University of Misiones, a National University in Posadas, Argentina*National Autonomous University of Mexico , the large public autonomous university based in Mexico City...

's Institute of Aesthetics Research. His great-grandfather fought on the side of Former Mexican President
President of Mexico
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 Benito Juárez
Benito Juárez
Benito Juárez born Benito Pablo Juárez García, was a Mexican lawyer and politician of Zapotec origin from Oaxaca who served five terms as president of Mexico: 1858–1861 as interim, 1861–1865, 1865–1867, 1867–1871 and 1871–1872...

 in the War of Reform, and his grandfather was Governor of Sinaloa
Governor of Sinaloa
List of governors of the Mexican state of Sinaloa:Name PartyTermJesús AguilarJuan S. MillánRenato Vega AlvaradoFrancisco LabastidaAntonio Toledo CorroAlfonso G...

 as well as federal deputy.

Just like his grandfather, he was governor of his state (1987–1992) defeating Manuel Clouthier
Manuel Clouthier
Manuel de Jesús Clouthier del Rincón, also known as Maquío was a Mexican businessman and politician affiliated to the conservative National Action Party...

 (of the PAN) by 40% of the votes. He was Secretary of Energy
Secretary of Energy (Mexico)
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 during the administration of Miguel de la Madrid
Miguel de la Madrid
Miguel de la Madrid Hurtado is a Mexican politician affiliated to the Institutional Revolutionary Party who served as President of Mexico from 1982 to 1988.-Biography:...


He was also Secretary of Agriculture and Secretary of the Interior during the administration of Ernesto Zedillo
Ernesto Zedillo
Ernesto Zedillo Ponce de León is a Mexican economist and politician. He served as President of Mexico from December 1, 1994 to November 30, 2000, as the last of the uninterrupted seventy year line of Mexican presidents from the Institutional Revolutionary Party...


After losing the 2000 presidential election by a small margin he served as president of the Centro de Estudios para el Desarrollo de México. In the general election
Mexican general election, 2006
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 of July 2, 2006, he was elected to the Senate
Senate of Mexico
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 for the PRI, representing the state of Sinaloa.


  • National Order of Merit Grand Officer, of the government of France
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  • The Great Cross of Brazil
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  • Medal of the Mexican Supreme Court

External links

2000 Campaign site
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